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Developing Future Leaders from Within

Leadership | Succession planning and opportunities for internal advancement can make for smooth transitions and sustained leadership. By Deana Paradis, Louisville Collegiate School Independent schools’ hiring policies generally stipulate that search committees consider a pool of...


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Designing Head of School Contracts

Human Resources | A well-crafted head of school contract can help pave the way for a successful headship. Head of school turnover picked up speed during the pandemic, and the momentum of new head announcements will continue through 2021, according to attorneys in the Education Practice at...


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NBOA HR Roundup: Vaccination Requirements, Mask Guidelines, Attendance Policies

Human Resources | Across the country, relaxed COVID-19 regulations are coming into force or will soon. Here's a look at some of the rule changes that may impact independent schools. Article by Amber Stockham While schools have been saying goodbye to graduates and retirees — and...


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Managing Change In Your Retirement Plan

Human Resources | What the SECURE Act means for independent schools. Article by Gary Mauger, New Pinnacle Consulting Group , and Evan Giller, Boutwell Fay, LLP The SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act and its enhancements to retirement plans are...


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The Future Cost of COVID-19: Impact on Policy Renewals

Human Resources | With many carriers giving premium holidays, rebates and rate holds throughout 2020, the lingering question remains: When should we expect that large renewal increase to make it all up? Article by Tim Truncellito, The Rowley Agency, Inc. Insurance carriers have...


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Shaping Community-Wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Human Resources | How do we utilize equity and inclusion practices as assets and opportunity makers towards reshaping and transforming our schools? “Our mission as educational institutions asks us to sustain diverse, equitable and inclusive places – human resource professionals can play a...


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The Most Productive Way to Schedule Your Day

Human Resources | Research on productivity shows that taking breaks is vital to sustaining your attention for long periods of time. The key to productivity is fewer interruptions suggests psychological researcher Larry Rosen, Ph.D., as cited by the American Psychological Association’s ...


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Strategies: Diversifying the Senior Leadership Team

Human Resources | Through concerted hiring efforts, senior leadership at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is nearly half people of color. Article by Cecily Garber From the March/April 2021 Net Assets magazine Since its founding 50 years ago, Crossroads School for...


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Strategies: Transitioning to an HR Information System

Human Resources | How to make the RFP process work for your school and implement the new system smoothly. Article by Kristin Weigand, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School From the January/February 2021 Net Assets magazine Kristin Weigand, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School ...


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Projections: Restoring Our Communities

Projections | While we have reason for optimism in the coming year, we must continue to adapt our human resources strategy to nurture our school communities. From the January/February 2021 Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I’m writing...